IPEN completes a global sampling project, known as the “Egg Report,” which produced new data on toxic chemicals in chicken eggs across 17 countries in the Global South and helped re-shape the dioxin emissions debate in the Stockholm Convention.
The First Conference of the Parties (COP1) of the Stockholm Convention meets in Uruguay.
IPEN convenes a global meeting in Uruguay, prior to COP1 - IPEN’s first meeting with simultaneous translation (English-Spanish), to increase outreach to IPENers in Latin America.
IPEN begins participating on the Stockholm Convention’s Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC) by attending its first meeting in Geneva, Switzerland.
IPEN signs a joint communiqué with the Global Environment Facility Small Grants Program to promote NGO POPs projects to be funded by the program.
An African Regional SAICM platform, drafted by African IPENers at a meeting in Arusha, Tanzania, is adopted, and contributes to the subsequent African SAICM regional meeting and global SAICM negotiating meeting.
An international IPEN meeting is convened in Kenya prior to the second SAICM negotiating meeting.